Second Spiral Pipe Mill Order from EPE Alfapipe S.P.A, Algeria
Even before finalizing the assembly of the first spiral pipe mill, Alfapipe placed a second order with Danieli W+K for their second mill.
The new contract for the second spiral pipe mill came into force during the assembly phase of the first mill at the end of 2014. By awarding this second contract to Danieli W+K, Alfapipe has clearly demonstrated trust and confidence in Danieli W+K’s technological capabilities and reliability.
Alfapipe S.P.A, with Headquarters in Algiers, is one of Algeria’s largest pipe producers. Installation of the new second spiral pipe mill at their site in Annaba will increase yearly output substantially; to reach their annual production target of 100,000 tons. The new spiral pipe mill uses state-of-the-art technology operating with the one-step process and has been designed to facilitate an upgrade to the two-step process; this process will be able to almost triple production output in the future if required.
As in the first mill, the output range covers pipe outside diameters ranging from 20“ to 80“ with steel grades up to X80 and 25,4 mm wall thickness, X100 material can be produced up to 18 mm.
Meanwhile, the first mill has been delivered to the site in Ghardaia. The second mill is scheduled for delivery to Annaba in December 2015.